Around the Year in 52 Books

This is a space to record my progress in the Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge in 2018.


The Tasks

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title – A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (1.1.18)
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link) – Scythe by Neal Shausterman (17.1.18)
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author…) – The More You Ignore Me by Jo Brand (31.10.18)
5. A book about or inspired by real eventsThis is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay (26.8.18)
6. A book originally written in a language other than English – Tokyo Ghoul, tome 1 (Tokyo Ghoul #1) by Sui Ishida (25.9.18)
7. A gothic novel
8. An “own voices” book* – To All The Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han (2.9.18)
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc) – Thunderhead by Neal Shausterman (25.2.18)
10. An author’s debut book (their first book to be published) – The Novice by Taran Matharu (13.8.18)
11. A literary fiction
12. A book set in Africa or South America – Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart (8.8.18)
13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc) – Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier (22.7.18)
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure – My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher (15.5.18)
16. A narrative nonfiction – The Red Parts by Maggie Nelson (30.8.18)
17. A book you expect to make you laugh – Best Foot Forward by Adam Hills (28.7.18)
18. A book with a location in the title –  A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (3.1.18)
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
21. A book written in first person perspective – The Life and Loves of a He Devil by Graham Norton (5.11.18)
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for – James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes  by James Acaster (16.12.18)
23. A medical or legal thriller
24. A book with a map – Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff (9.12.18)
25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
26. A book with a text only cover – Turtles All The Way Down by John Green (10.12.18)
27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc) – Wonder by R.J.Palacio (5.5.18)
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
29. A book with a “Clue” weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
30. A short book – Claude on the Slopes by Alex T Smith (10.5.18)
31. A book set in a country you’d like to visit but have never been to – Tokyo Ghoul (Tokyo Ghoul #1)  by Sui Ishida (25.9.18)
32. An alternate history book – Blood For Blood by Ryan Graudin (2.4.18)
33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word “born” in the same year as you (link) – Trust Me, I’m a (Junior) Doctor by Max Pemberton(2.9.18)
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn’t win but was polarizing or a close-call (link) – A Graphic novel – Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman  #1) by Neil Gaiman (8.1.18)
35. A book featuring a murder – The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green (13.6.18)
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven’t read before – Clean by Juno Dawson (17.4.18)
37. A Women’s Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1link2)
38. A science book or a science fiction bookHollow World by Michael J. Sullivan (29.10.18)
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title – The Disappearance of Winter’s Daughter by Michael J. Sullivan (14.1.18)
40. A book from Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link) – Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater – To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo (6.8.18)
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence – How Do You Like Me Now? by Holly Bourne (25.9.18)
44. A ghost story
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you – Talking with Serial Killers: The Most Evil People in the World Tell Their Own Stories by Christopher Berry-Dee (25.10.18)
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air – The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (15.5.18)
47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own – A Life of Crime: The Memoirs of a High Court Judge by Harry Ognall (22.9.18)
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth) – A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G.Drews (28.10.18)
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link)
50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer) – You Only Live Once by Jess Vallance (14.8.18)
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
52. A book published in 2018 – Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes (9.3.18)